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Category: Ralph Emery

"Tulsa Telephone Book"

“Tulsa Telephone Book”: Pre-Internet Woes

I have a transcription LP of a Ralph Emery radio show from 1971, with Glen Campbell as the featured guest, in which Emery announced the song in the following playful manner: Emery:  The Ralph Emery Show rolls along. Here’s Tom T. Hall, and uh, hey, I think you’re gonna —

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Bobby & Jeannie Bare Are Going to Vegas — 45 Track Only

One of the country “outlaws” who doesn’t always get the recognition is Shel Silverstein, who not only wrote Johnny Cash’s iconic “A Boy Named Sue” [which spawned at least one parody — Joni Credit‘s “A Girl Named Harry” released August 1969] but also many great songs for his close friend’s

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"Apartment #4, Sixth Street & Cincinnati"

Ralph Emery Messes with Joe Stampley’s Head

Normally, I have no patience for vinyl records that are divorced from their cardboard jackets, but I once took a chance on three loose LPs — a transcription of a syndicated radio program that had been broadcast in 1977 — and was richly rewarded.  But only because I had spent

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